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at this time on al-jazeera facing reality your president said that there would be a complete audit a hundred percent ordered that order hasn't happened getting to the heart of the matter so are you saying then that the future of the g.c.c. will be in doubt. he had the story. on talk to al-jazeera at this time. from the syrian stronghold the battle was won but the war is far from over. michelle carey the live from coming up crimes against humanity and the stay international. military of carrying out
a systemic and ruthless campaign against the rogue. china's biggest political event gets underway with the president looking stronger than ever. traveled by and boarded for a third time u.s. judge blocks the ban just hours before miss due to take effect. may begin in syria where the u.s. backed opposition forces have driven. the cleric capital kurdish let syrian democratic forces raise their flag in the city stadium after a four month battle. on the turkey syria border. reports. which was. main stronghold in syria but taking iraq wasn't easy.
the syrian democratic forces a coalition of kurds and arabs backed by the u.s. began the offensive in june i said fighters held ground for five months but the armed groups defense lines were eventually broken by a continual wave of strikes and shelling. we control rock up but as you know there are mines that we need to clear and we have to make sure there are laws to fighters hiding in tunnels we are now clearing all the areas we captured civilians continue to flee to save areas this is a family that has just a refugee camp controlled by the. tens of thousands of people have been affected by the fighting there mostly live in poorly equipped camps north of the city. i heard the news offices firing and took my family but then we came under fire the
journey was tough because we had to walk through entire areas reduced to rubble now that iraq is under their control as fighters got the order to move south towards daters or i sells last area of control in syria. an advance that is likely to put the kurds on a collision course with the syrian army which is also launching an offensive from the southwest to capture the oil rich province the two have recently been competing to expand their military gains in iraq and dealers or the counter rocket is a major setback for either which is now trying to hold ground in a vast desert area on the border with iraq by losing for thailand's and on oil fields the group finds itself deprived of crucial financial means it needs at this critical moment and it was hoping to use syria and iraq as a starting point for its self declared islamic state. the u.s.
played a key role in the removal of eisel from rocka but president trying to claim credit for a change in the attitude of the military but exactly what role the us will take any building of syria in iraq that is still unclear our state department correspondent alison jordan has more. four months of ammunition airstrikes and bloodshed. the payoff isis so-called capital of rock is practically in the control of syrian arab and kurdish fighters with a healthy assist from the u.s. led military coalition there still is fighting left there but there's also training that continues with iraq internal security force some of that training also includes you know very very aptly the counter i.e.d. training which is allowing them to help remove some of these explosive remnants of war u.s. president donald trump quickly claimed credit for the success of the campaign
saying his guidance quote has totally changed the attitudes of the military i totally changed our military i totally change the attitudes of the military and they have done a fantastic isis is now giving up it seems that winning the war against ice will may turn out to be the easy part the obama administration would only support those syrian opposition fighters who are willing to fight i sold not take on the assad government and in iraq they were dealing with kurds who felt that they should get an independent state in exchange for taking up arms against the group now it's up to the trumpet ministration to figure out how or whether it should be involved in shaping the peace in both countries the u.s. has said before it's not in the business of nation building a point the state department spokesperson repeated on tuesday is to restore basic services that is our plan it's not the sort of the nation building that the u.s. government previously engaged in in other countries right now we see our role as.
the basics up and running and then eventually turning it over to some to other countries and to that host country if you well a long time u.s. diplomat says the trumpet ministration has both the will and the diplomatic and economic tools to help iraqis and syrians rebuild their countries but james jeffrey questions whether the white house will seize the moment as long as there is one isis jihadi fighter out there there will be a temptation to say let's continue doing what works rather than get into this very complicated other stuff where we don't have guidance from above and therefore as a same group of people are working on all of these things you tend to go with what's working doing the easy thing at a time when iraqis and syrians may be expecting the u.s. and its allies to help them do the harder thing returned their countries to being viable states rosalyn jordan al-jazeera at the state department.
amnesty international has accused me and maher security forces of killing hundreds of men women and children during a systemic campaign to expel random muslims from rakhine state hundreds of thousands over head to have fled to neighboring bangladesh sparking a major humanitarian crisis and the scale is urging the global community to take action against what it calls crimes against humanity and he reports the exodus continues this drone footage was shot on monday by the united nations refugee agency u.n.h.c.r. it shows running just crammed on to muddy banks after fleeing me and across the next river to bangladesh and misty international says that are escaping crimes against humanity being committed by the me and my military it says security forces a carrying out a systematic organized and ruthless campaign against the ring. based on interviews
with victims and witnesses amnesty says soldiers are raping murdering and burning their way through villages in northern rakhine states the accusations of backed up by recent arrivals in bangladesh spoken to by al jazeera. i am now security forces are burning all our villages and killing our people which is why escaped to bang the danish they are taking all rwanda men into forced labor camps making them work without pay and beating them up they also looting our livestock and goods if we protest they beat us and even kill us. this round of violence began in august when reading jet fighters attacked a government security posts the response from security forces was a so-called clearance operation that they said came to an end on the fifth of september but latest satellite images show the burning has continued according to human rights watch the village at the top of this picture was intact after september the fifth now it's completely torched below it is
a buddhist village that's been left untouched. me and government says it will investigate what's happening in rakhine state which the united nations calls ethnic cleansing it also says it will begin a process of verification and repatriation soon but for so many who continue to flee there is nothing to go back to and no faith in what the government says when hey al jazeera china's ruling communist party has kicked off its biggest political event occurs of congress have gathered for the nineteenth session in beijing to choose the country's future leadership these are live pictures you can see there on the keynote speech president says all those prospects are right the challenges are severe. when i say right now about the situation at home and abroad our own are going profound and complex changes the prospects for china are great but there are also severe challenges ahead all
members of the party must look ahead and be vigilant be courageous and stay innovative the philippine president has declared the southern city of merari liberated after a five month battle against i saw linked fighters as to mail alan durban reports the threat of violent extremism remains just not just across the land in the region . to signal the end of a months long military operation to take back. an i saw inspired group called the mouth had taken parts of the southern philippines city earlier this year even though the military admits there are still pockets of resistance. here you know you . will be. there if we leave you here. you all started with the
mountain armed group raised its black flag over several government buildings last may amount to fighters wanted to set up an islamic state in the mindanao region. but. the significance is not lost today has been. liberated over a thousand people have died more than a hundred soldiers have perished in the battle. for more than four months. forward for the soldiers his celebration is bittersweet. we did our brothers whom we lost in the fighting especially our marine soldiers who died trying to take the bridge of billowy that's where we incurred so many casualties. this means that our sacrifices have been the work that we can finally go back home and be in the arms with our families again i am happy that we survive it. this was
a difficult mission the damage caused by the fighting is unprecedented even for a region long held back by poverty and armed rebellion. relentless airstrikes ferocious gun battles and displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians have turned matter we city into a desolate place this week to malta leaders were killed in a military operation the group's plans of setting up an iso inspired islamic state in mindanao have been shattered but in the region with many conflicts armed groups like the mounted do not remain without a leader for long the government admits it made mistakes and says it will go after local leaders who supported them out to group president that their day has promised to rebuild but are we city people here say they're grateful that they are now free from them out here in. what they say they would like to know what freedom
means to those now more fearful of an uncertain future. in. the southern philippines. still ahead on al-jazeera the president of somalia asked for international help after the worst bomb attack and that country's history. will tell you who's won the sheriff's man booker prize. hello that heavy rain has been piling into north america recently some of the worst of it has been in the western parts of canada has some places have reported over one hundred thirty millimeters of rain from this system and it's not going anywhere in a great hurry so as we head through wednesday and into thursday we can expect to see some more heavy rain and snow here and a fair amount of wet weather sleeping its way down the coast as well so for more of
us and northwest of pauls of the states we're going to see some heavy rain as well else weather generally quite quiet at the moment and relatively quite mild as well look at chicago up at twenty degrees on thursday for new york will get to around twenty one that's a seventy in the sunshine a bit further towards the south and there's lots of cloud here for some of us particularly over puerto rico so not really good news here and that rain's going to stick around as we head through the next few days as well so very heavy downpours here towards the west though we're also going to see a lot of rain over parts of cuba on wednesday but it does generally retrieve it its way toward the north as we head into thursday and to the west well plenty of sunshine and plenty of showers here as you'd expect mixed up during the day remember that all of the south in force in one is always is going to be a fair amount of cloud on wednesday twenty three degrees the maximum but do expect a few outbreaks of rain it turns cooler but brighter for those day. with.
all this is not negating the dangerous rapids. from the time with part time we finished the skiers to the fisherman dicing with death. i'm afraid a horn i'm afraid of dying but if i don't go i come from my family to meet the man who grew to be extreme just to make a living. you have to be a strong swimmer otherwise i would say that risking it all vietnam at this time on our jazeera. you're watching al-jazeera let's recap the top stories right now the u.s.
backed opposition forces have driven eisold from iraq itself declared capital in syria kurdish led syrians in a crowd of course has raised their flag in the city's stadium after a four month battle. amnesty international is calling on the international community to take action to stop what it calls crimes against humanity and me and mark and a new report the group says revenge a minority or fling a targeted campaign of widespread and systemic murder rape and burning carried out by security forces and rakhine state. president xi jinping is addressing china's ruling communist party and its nineteenth congress in beijing says china will relax market access for foreign investment and expand access to its private sector and also said his country will deepen market oriented reform of exchange rate as well as its financial system. kurdish forces have relinquished more territory in northern iraq a day after government troops took the city of kirkuk iraqi prime minister hyderabadi says the kurdish hopes for an end the pendants state are now
a thing of the past is calling for dialogue while stratford has more from r.p. all. iraqi government troops and shia militia on the outskirts of kill cook less than twenty four hours off the kurdish peshmerga forces withdrew from the oil rich city no one predicted the ease and speed with which iraqi government forces could take control of the oil fields and most of the remaining towns in the disputed areas of northern iraq peshmerga forces withdrew in some areas without even firing a shot the iraqi prime minister says they know orders from bill so i want to help what they went against your instruction and didn't. listen to many people who had fled kirkuk the day before began to return the lights and now we don't know anything yet we're about to enter but we don't know if it safe or
not where else can i go i don't know where to go it's better to go back we're going back to our house and i think it was. some arab residents in this ethnically diverse region celebrated the arrival of iraqi government forces. now all of kirkuk is retaken and we are happy some of the peshmerga killed in the sporadic fighting which taken to a morgue in the kurdish region second city so many the regional government hasn't released figures yet on how many medical killed the lead up to and this is to let me since last night we received twenty five corpses of troops killed in battles of kirk and its suburbs relatives of those killed in battles received twenty one corpses so far the bereaved relatives are gathering at the morgue to receive dead bodies of their sons you know bill many people say they are shocked and feel betrayed accusing the international community of siding with the iraqi government
against them. it looks like there was an international betrayal of the kurdish nation and that is due to the fact that we had a plan to move towards. independence unfortunately we are facing a situation where we lost everything that we had before all this loss is a result of the fact that the kurdish nation is not united evidence of factionalism and rivalry between kurdish groups and political parties is growing in a statement released by the k r g president and head of the k d p party massud barzani said the withdrawal of patients was because of the electoral decisions made by some officials the peshmerga general command is blaming this incredibly quick withdrawal of peshmerga fighters from these territories as being as a result of what it describes as historical treason by some senior members of the p u k party one former senior aide to the p k has called for a transitional government and says more constructive channels of dialogue should be
set up with baghdad after the iraqi army has taken so much control of territory that the k r g was hopeful would be part of a future independent kurdish state president barzani is facing one of the biggest political crises of his life stuff at al-jazeera north of erbil afghanistan's deputy interior minister says at least seventy one people have been killed in a series of attacks by the taliban forty one died and more than one hundred fifty were entered in a suicide bombing in a gun battle at a police training center and paktika province and at least thirty others have been killed in car bombings and the neighboring province. rescue operations continue in somalia's capital for those still missing after the worst bomb attack and that country's history more than three hundred people were killed in saturday's attack somalia's president has told al jazeera that his country cannot fight on its own and its appeal for international help mohammed i don't reports. a huge
crater the point where the explosion happened rubble from collapsed buildings. the shells of vehicles skated around the blast radius. these images should be familiar to the people of somalia in conflict since the one nine hundred ninety s. yet said today's attack one of the most lethal anywhere in the world for years. the way we have never seen anything like this this was a massacre of the weakest and poorest within our society. students were returning from school and. this changes mogadishu for ever. been hit by bombings and were sent to us. here. in the cities the rush hour of its busiest streets today the bomb rescue workers.
for bodies. may never be found. there's been no official claim of responsibility for the blast so mali president mohamed up to life. thought it's the fight i thought they would claim but maybe they fear that this is a huge. responsibility to be claimed but this is their fingerprint this is what they have done. strongholds are concentrated largely in southern somalia with significant presence in many rural areas so mala troops and african union peacekeepers have been steadily taking back territory from al shabaab in recent years but the loss of territory has not been enough to stop the fighters from cutting out their talks the president has this warning for the international community if they succeed here there are easier to.
promote their. crazy ideology their political ideology to the youth. in the united states and in europe. the difficult such full bodies under the rubble continues investigators are published the source of the military grade explosives that thoughtful to have been used in the talk among the focus of the investigation officials say is with the help in the security forces mohammed at the wall just mogadishu somalia one of the biggest mining companies in the world has been accused by regulators in the united states of orchestrating a multi billion dollar fraud charges brought against the company and to former executives allege they misled investors by hugely overvaluing gold assets in mozambique the company says it rejects the accusation it's another blow to get ten
times reputation and she law u.k. authorities find it thirty five million dollars over the same issue. president. from several countries entering the united states the restrictions have taken effect this week target iran libya syria yemen somalia and north korea legal experts expect a final ruling. before the u.s. supreme court the travel ban still applies to people traveling from venezuela reports. supporters of president. continue to celebrate the results of sunday's elections the results continue to be questioned at home and abroad. just as a travel ban by the united states. comes into effect. you know
volved in its own problems and leave the rest of the world alone. he's a member of venezuela. he's also on the list of the. control of the united states when you travel ban affects him and his family. the country is divided and it's the perfect ground for intervention because we are small and we don't have the power like north korea that has nuclear power we can be easily intervene at a local. members of government but also military and intelligence services could have been involved in human rights also the newly elected members of the constitutional assembly that the. government. intends to hurt government. people. months of violent protests that left at least one hundred twenty five people killed having creased international
pressure on the venezuelan government that is already struggling with a serious economic crisis. last sunday venezuelans headed to the polls to elect new governors and again the opposition denounced fall when the government in at least seventeen states. on tuesday. said he's not worried about u.s. sanctions. mr trump i am not a dictator the venezuelan people would never accept a dictator i am a man of the working class not a millionaire. the travel ban is not the first measure by the united states against . the u.s. for members of my government and banned u.s. banks from buying venezuelan bonds. analysts here say the government has a lot to worry about. the money of citgo the venezuelan subsidiary oil company in the us cannot be repatriated for me this is one of the most serious sanctions
because the government the short of cash. the government has been denouncing the us attempts to put an end to his socialist revolution and in spite of the consequences . remain defiant to the us the latest threat to our. it is. three days of national mourning has begun and portugal after forty one people died in wildfires emergency teams fighting us fires were held by rain in the lower temperatures on tuesday. britain's most prestigious literary award has been won by an american writer george saunders for save the man booker prize for fiction for his a novel lincoln bardot the second u.s. author to receive the prize catherine stansell reports from london. lincoln.
it was a book on the afterlife such in a washington graveyard during the american civil war that was bestowed with britain's top literary honor lincoln in the bardo sees u.s. president abraham lincoln trying to communicate to his eleven year old son who appears to be caught in a supernatural world between the living and the dead the story is told mostly in dialogue by dozens of spirits in the graveyard with a grief stricken lincoln at its center george saunders says the idea first came to him twenty years ago and he had some doubts about bringing it to life if i go in knowing what the story is supposed to be about it will just be that thing in disappoint everybody whereas if i kind of go in from another daury which for me is usually you know the sound of the language or in this case a lot of the structural things were kind of talking to me then the story that gets produced is higher than the one i could have imagined in advance so that's kind of a leap of faith that you know you think it at fifty eight you should have some kind
of mastery but i think the true master used to be willing to wade in this something and not be sure how it's going to turn out the novel was praised for its unusual format and writing style something that many of the shortlisted novels had in common we tend to think of the novel as being a certain thing that is fixed the course is changed over the years and indeed in some ways it's still a relatively new art form a new way of writing so it's inevitable really that it will change transform mutates experiment and so some take on the political upheaval in society. changes in the world today all across the country people felt it was the wrong thing all across the country people felt it was the right thing like scottish author allie smith whose book this is not against the backdrop of opposed britain in a city woman by refugees but still mostly at peace or at least not yet openly at war or most novel exit west which highlights mass immigration oppression and the
search for freedom this year a short list was made up of authors from the united states and britain some of them well established writers others newcomers to the literary world including a university student who wrote most of her book on her commutes to work but for saunders he joins a distinguished group that includes salman rushdie hilary meant how margaret atwood and young martell the nugget of an idea he said he had twenty years ago grown into literary gold catherine stansell al jazeera london. these are the top stories on al-jazeera right now u.s. backed opposition forces have driven eisel from rocka itself to capital and syria kurdish led syrian democratic forces raised their flag in the city stadium after a four month battle amnesty international is calling on the international community
to take action to stop it calls crimes against humanity and man maher and in a report the group says were henge a minority are fleeing a targeted campaign of widespread and systematic murder rape and burning carried out by security forces and rakhine state. presentation paying is addressing china's ruling communist party at its nineteenth congress and beijing you can see this happening right now she says china.